The Rich Get Rich, and The Poor Get Lawyers

Chapman, Stephen
September 1977
New Republic;9/24/77, Vol. 177 Issue 13, p9
Focuses on the U.S. Office of Legal Services, a federal program of civil legal assistance to the poor, originated as part of the Office of Economic Opportunity during the heyday of the Great Society. Restrictions imposed on legal services lawyers; Basic premise of the legal services program; Impact of the legal services program on the monopolistic practices of the legal profession; Logic behind providing federal subsidies to legal services program instead of the poor.


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